Here’s some news we didn’t see coming. It looks like Kevin Kalkoff has decided to part ways with Subrosa and The Shadow Conspiracy and is now riding for Federal Bikes! No word on what sprung the decision, but Kevin mentioned on Instagram that he’s happy to be riding for Federal, so that’s good. We will be interested to see if Kevin will be able to start filming for the new “FTS” video the Federal team have been working on for a little over a year or so now, in time to get something together for the final video. Either way, Kevin shreds so we’re excited to see what this new opportunity brings for him.
Here’s a little sneak peek The Shadow Conspiracy released giving you a closer look at the new Matt Ray signature VVS Stem that will be dropping in Marh! Not much for details on this front load stem, but based on the photo it looks like it appears to be cast with some additional machining with the Shadow crow logo on the front plate, a BBS logo up top, a recessed top for a flush fork cap and a rounded back for the knees. This is also a sneak peek look at what appears to be a new Copper color that they will be releasing as well.
We’ll keep you posted once we get the full specs, details and more when it drops in March!
Here’s a little something we spotted while scrolling through Instagram today. It looks like The Shadow Conspiracy have been working on a new peg called the Plasmatic Peg. They didn’t release any details beyond the photo, but it appears to have a plastic sleeve, which we would have to imagine has a special nylon / fibreglass compound, with something unique going on with the internals. If you check the Instagram post below, you can see their Multi-Tool, but it’s hard to see if there is an extension. The reason we say that is because in the photo above it appears that there is some sort of insert inside of the peg with a square that could fit a 3/8″ wrench similar to how a couple fork compression caps come. We also noticed an adaptor at the dropout in the multi-tool photo. Maybe a possible thread on style peg like back in the day, but there would just need to be a way to prevent it from threading loose. A lot to think about from two photos and no details, haha.
We’ll be bugging the guys over at Shadow to find out what’s going on here, and we would imagine there will be more details soon. Either way, it caught our attention…
What do you think? Let us know in the comments below!
As many of you know, every year we try and throw a big contest here in Minnesota at one of the skateparks. Last year we did two contests, one in the Winter and one on the 4th of July. After the contest on the 4th of July last year, myself and a few other locals and parents at the skatepark ended up forming a non-profit foundation to help repair and expand the local skatepark in Rochester, Minnesota. The Keep Pushing Forward Foundation was founded and we’ve been working toward our goal, which is a massive skatepark. Once again, we have teamed up with the Salute To The 4th event held by The Commission and the city of Rochester to throw another BMX and skate contest. Above is the flyer for the BMX contest that we’ll be throwing with proceeds from the event, plus donations all going toward the Keep Pushing Forward Foundation! We have a TON of great sponsors, so there will be a ton of prizes up for grabs!
The contest will be in a jam format with beginner, intermediate and expert classes. We will also be throwing a Subrosa Street Rail Jam as well! Practice and registration will kick off at 11 AM on July 4th at Silverlake Skatepark! We’ll be starting the Beginner classes (BMX followed by skate) at 1PM, Intermediate (BMX followed by skate) at 2PM, Expert at 4PM and the Street Rail Jam shortly after that wraps up!
You can PRE-REGISTER here to save yourself a few bucks — PRE-REGISTER HERE!
There will also be a silent auction and raffles to get in on as well!
Huge shout out to all the sponsors for this!
The Daily Grind
Kink Bike Co.
The Shadow Conspiracy
Erik’s Bike Shop
You can keep up with the event and get more details here: Salute to the 4th BMX Contest
Location: 7th St NE, Rochester, Minnesota